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Maine Bill Would Require Health Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana

A bill to require health insurance carriers to cover marijuana for qualified patients has been introduced in Maine.

According to H.P. 747’s official summary; “This bill requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for a health plan enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from an authorized medical provider.”

Below is the full text of this incredibly short, yet impactful measure:

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1.  24-A MRSA §4320-K  is enacted to read:

  • 4320-K. Coverage for marijuana for medical use

A carrier offering a health plan in this State shall provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for an enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from a medical provider under Title 22, section 2423-B.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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